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Jury Awards a Groundbreaking Verdict in Elder Abuse and Neglect Case

A jury as unanimously awarded a plaintiff nearly $1.34 million for the reckless nursing home abuse and neglect that the suffered in the hands of her nursing home provided. The jury awarded $88,000 for past medical bills, $500,000 in general damages and $750,000 in punitive damages. The victim suffered from Alzheimer’s and required intense management due to her frequency of falling. However, the woman suffered three falls at the hands of the nursing home staff. She suffered a head contusion, three broken ribs and a punctured lung. The victims hope that this judgment will make facilities take notice to the importance of proper staffing when dealing with the elderly. If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse, find an Illinois lawyer. To read more about the nursing home lawsuit, please click the link.